Tuesday, 1 January 2019

CAS Mix Up January Challenge

Welcome to a new challenge!
Check out the Top Picks from December's Emboss Resist challenge HERE.

If you have never done the Bokeh Technique be sure and check out the helpful
Bokeh videos below.  All the DT and GD cards are so inspiring too.
 The visual effect of Bokeh is so creative and unique.

bo·keh bōˈkā 
noun bokeh
  1. the visual quality of the out-of-focus areas of a photographic image, especially as rendered by a particular lens.
  2.  As defined by Google Dictionary 

I would like to thank Loll and Bonnie for the opportunity to be a Design Team member on
CAS Mix Up for the last 2 1/2 years.  I loved learning so many new mixed media techniques,
while keeping my cards CAS!  

I am not going far, my friends.  I have been invited by Loll to join her new CAS Stencil Card Challenge
Design Team, so I will still be a part of the friendly, creative CASette Family!
I will also still be playing in the Fabulous CAS Mix Up Challenge every chance I get.

Happy Creative New Year to all....

Video Tutorials:
Bokeh made Easy by Dawn for WPlus9 (7:47)
Create a beautiful background with the Bokeh Technique by Keenan Kreations (6:32)
Tissue Paper Bokeh by Lindsay Adreon (8:49)

Please follow the challenge rules:
    • Cards only
    • CAS design (clean and simple) - definition on sidebar
    • Include all three components listed on challenge badge
    • Include link to challenge in your entry post
    • Enter up to three (3) times
Thank you!!

Welcome to our wonderful Guest Designer Viv (Viv's Visuals)
She won the November Challenge with this gorgeous card.

(Guest Designer)

Using Bokeh technique, Stamping, Watercolour, and Shimmer Powders

Using Bokeh Technique, Stamping, Stenciling, Die Cuts and Encrusted Jewels

Using Bokeh Technique, stenciling, sponging, die-cutting, heat embossing, and stamping

Using Bokeh Technique, alcohol ink, stenciling, stamping, die cutting and dry embossing

Using Bokeh Technique, stenciling, sponging, die cutting, heat embossing, stamping and vellum

Using Bokeh Technique, stenciling, watercolouring, die cutting, glass beads and stamping

Using Bokeh Technique, stenciling, sponging, die cuts, stamping, heat embossing and watercolouring

Using Bokeh Technique, die cutting, heat embossing, dry embossing and stamping

The challenge is open until January 24th.
Winner and Outstanding Designs will be announced on January 28th.

Cards for this challenge that include sponging for the Bokeh design
will also work for the CAS Stencil January Challenge - Sponging which
goes live on January 4th.

Please join us there as well!


  1. Fun challenge Nancy and wonderful inspiration from the team and Viv.....Thank you x
    You are going to be missed x

  2. I love the look of Bokeh. I'll have to give it a try.

  3. Beautiful cards, ladies...I'm inspired!

  4. Bokeh is a very effective technique and you, Viv and the DT Bonnie have inspired us greatly with all of your beautiful cards. x

  5. Miss you all already! Just had to play along with this fun challenge - I've never done Bokeh before! xx

  6. Such lovely cards
    by all! I hope to play

  7. A fabulous technique here Nancy and sure to have plenty of us playing with the bokeh look all over again. Great variety of styles by the Talented Team. Hope to get time to play.

  8. What a fun challenge! I love all the inspiration from the DT as well as the participants. I did manage to play along with a very, very simple card. Thanks for a fun one! Hugs, Brenda

  9. Thanks so much for this challenge, ladies did enjoy revisiting the Bokeh technique. Fun plus... and extending my stencils by double layering in one of them! Thanks Loll your work in y inbox is exceptionally inspirational!
    Hugs Shaz in Oz.x

    {Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}
    {Wonderful Words Of Life - Shaz in Oz}

  10. Thank you for the vehicle which allowed me to play with a technique I've been wanting to do for ages! Your inspiration cards are stunning!! Hugs, Darnell

  11. A great start to the year of CAS Challenges. Beautiful inspiration ladies xx